Dynalifter has a patentedunique internal frame which provides the ability to mate
the renewable lift capability of helium, with the natural lift of dynamic lifting
wings in an airstream. As the wings lift 52% of total weight, the up force load is
directed to the internal tower that uses cable-stayed construction to distribute
the lifting forces to the neutral beam. This provides distributed lifting loads,
and balanced suspension. This suspension system provides the Dynalifter the ability
to carry concentrated loading. Cable-stayed system provides the way to attach low
drag wings efficiently. Helium cells are not structural (as with lifting bodies).
They just ride along lifting 48% of gross weight , and provide dimensional structure
Low Drag Findings (Higher Speeds)
OAI has conducted research in this field and has found ways that are unique to the
Dynalifter to reduce drag. Any reduction in drag will gives better performance.
We can drastically reduce the boundary layer at the nose of the Dynalifter, with
estimates up to 30%. This reduction would produce another 30% in fuel economy, 30%
less fuel emissions, and 30% increase in speed.
Quantum Leaps in Cargo Bay Sizing
Quantum leap in payloads size– The Dynalifter can accommodate huge payloads from
80-90 thousand cubic foot cargo bay (three times larger than the Boeing 747 Freighter),
with 45,000 lbs to over 300,000 lbs of cargo.
Detachable cargo pods – Unique, detachable cargo pods will expedite loading and off-loading
cycles, minimizing time on the ground and increasing the cost-effectiveness of the
aircraft. The detachable pods can easily be designed for mission specific applications.
The Dynalifter operates as an aircraft with augment lift from helium. To be a hybrid
aircraft, a portion of the lift must come from other than static lift. The Lifting
bodies designs lift this extra weight much like blimps using their hull for dynamic
lift. But these wide bodies (short and fat)produces a huge drag on the hull, thus
slower speeds. The Dynalifter is more cigar shape, and uses low drag wings to provide
significant reduction in hull drag. The Dynalifter Hull drag numbers were even better
than the historical Los Angeles airship. (Note: the Dynalifter uses some body lift,
but it is not as significant as the lifting bodies.) Semi-buoyant design unlike the
lifting bodies design provide for a safe all weather operation, when you consider
completely empty of fuel and cargo there will be still a great deal of weight on
the wheels. SEE Normal Ground Operation A true semi-buoyant design is much more
suited for insertion into the commercial freight infrastructure.
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